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Vol. 39 No. 23
Pa. Cattlemen Choose Queen, Award Winners
Lancaster Farming Staff
HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.)
Top awards, a coronation, and
entertainment by Jerry Palcn, cow
boy and cartoonist, dominated the
agenda at the Cattlemen’s Banquet
on April 8.
The 20th annual banquet was
held at the Pennsylvania Farm
Lexine Is Maryland Holstein Champion
Maryland Correspondent
twenty-fourth Maryland State
Holstein Show, a “Production
Recognized Show” sponsored by
the Maryland Holstein-Friesian
Association, was held last Satur
day at the Maryland State Fair
grounds in Timonium, Md.
Advisory Board Talks Deepen
Over Nutrient Regulations
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) Discussions by the state
Nutrient Management Advisory
Board slowed Wednesday as
members began deliberating the
finer points of a draft of proposed
nutrient management regulations.
Managing Editor
Co.) —The Agricultural Advisory
Council met with college officials
Wednesday in an active role to
help identify public policy issues
of relevance to the college and to
ag industry. Earl Fink,'council
A few Amish farmers were working the fields In Lancaster County on
Monday. The push to on to get spring work under way even though rains
and late winter snows have put many activities on hold for a few weeks. In
the photo above, taken on Eby Road, east of Monterey, the ground was well
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Show Complex in conjunction
with the Pennsylvania Beef
Nichole Willwert wears the
crown as the Cattlemen’s Queen.
She will be assisted in promotional
duties by Sherry Ishman from
Armstrong County, who is prin
cess for the organization for the
past two years.
Judge Ronald Long of Plain City,
Ohio evaluated a total of 244
entries with 156 of those entries in
the junior show. Anita Hill, secre
tary and treasurer of the Maryland
State Holstein Association said,
“This was our largest show since
The senior and grand champion
of show was Peace and Plenty
The IS-member board
crealedLj&Jh 6 Nutrient Manage
ment Act to review and provide
comment on proposed nutrient
management regulations met
Wednesday in Room 309 of the
headquarters building of the Pen
nsylvania Department of Agricul
ture. in Harrisburg.
Penn State Ag Advisory Council Reports
president, conducted the meeting.
In the morning session, the
group was divided into segments,
according to interest, to brainstorm
and summarize what the particip
ants deemed important issues that
face agriculture and the supporting
industries. From each group seg
ment. five “most important” issues
lencester Farming, Saturday, April 16, 1994
Both Nichole and Sherry are
dairy and animal science students
at Penn State.
Nichole, who is from Red Lion,
was a former FFA county and
chapter president She received
numerous awards, including the
DeKalb horse proficiency and beef
production awards and the top
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Mark Lexine, » senior 3-year-old
bred and owned by Peace and
Plenty Farm, the Joe Schwart
zbeck family of Union Bridge. The
3-year-old, who also took the
award for best bred and owned
Maryland animal was sired by
Walkway Chief Mark.
Peace and Plenty Farm won
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Because of the intensity of dis
cussion, thefeoatd was not able to
work through the topics listed for
the morning’s agenda, and actually
continued working a half-hour
beyond scheduled adjournment to
finish discussions started in the
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were brought back to the total
group for consideration. These
issues are summarized in the fol
lowing statements:
• Education is needed on points
of food safety and a balance of fact
sources is needed.
• Ag extension funding needs to
focus on production agriculture.
Sherry Ishman, princess for Pa. Cattlemen, crowns
Nichole Willwert queen while Sue Clair, chairman of the
queen committee, watches.
• Air and water issues: how to
• Tax issues, especially property
• Regulatory burdens on the
food and production agriculture
enterprises need consideration.
• Balance between traditional
and biotech approaches to agricul
drained and looked to be turning nicely and didn’t look too wet. But after the
reins across the state later In the week, fieldwork is on hold again. Photo by
Evaratt Nawawangar, managing adltor.
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hire need to be addressed.
• Cooperation between various
ag groups needs to be
• Work needs to be done on the
public perception of ag.
• Educational opportunities that
allow for cross reference between
ag and other departments, such as
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